We have seen the Walmart acquiring Jet, Bonobos, Modcloth, and Shoebuy while planning to set up around 1000 pickup locations for online grocery shoppers. Racing Walmart to the front is Amazon with its grand acquisition of Wholefoods to enable faster deliveries with multiple pickup options.
We recently integrated with Alexa, Google Assistant, Cortana, and Siri. Now, the manager can simply relax and instruct their personal assistant to fetch the information for them. Almost anyone can use the personal assistant without any hassle. It doesn’t matter if they are tech-savvy.
Amazon opened its first brick and mortar retail store in Seattle, Washington, United States. The novelty of this store is that customers can just pick up whatever they want and just walk out of the store. Amazon would just charge the price of the items taken to their Amazon account. They call it the ‘Just Walk Out’ technology. Would it become a game-changer or disruptor in retail?
Along the heavily one-sided debate around Net Neutrality, we are once again amid the new age retail tradition of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Consumerism has driven multiple shopping trends in the past decade. This has become a lifestyle with the entire generations falling under this craze.
Brands ranging from Amazon, Walmart, Alibaba, Target, Uber, Tesla, and many more are diving hard into the zone of location intelligence. The biggest gainers for the same here are the Retail and FMCG trendsetters. Location Intelligence, the primal necessity of the new age, has the retail and FMCG world caught in a tight race to the finish.